Keimena: #15 Baghé Sangui (The Garden of Stones)
by Parviz Kimiavi

MAR
27
11:59 pm
ERT2

Parviz Kimiavi, Baghé Sangui (The Garden of Stones), 1976, Iran, film still

Baghé Sangui (The Garden of Stones), 1976, Iran, 81 min.
Director: Parviz Kimiavi

The Garden of Stones, by Iranian director Parviz Kimiavi, follows a deaf mute shepherd who has transformed his home into a place of sanctuary and worship. We watch him hang stones from the branches of trees and perform strange rituals. The Garden of Stones is the extraordinary story of an outcast and mystic, and of a society that exploits the power of mystery.


Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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Keimena #15: Baghé Sangui (The Garden of Stones)

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The Garden of Stones, by Parviz Kimiavi, won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1976. Born in Tehran in 1939 and now living in Paris, Kimiavi is a cult figure in the Iranian New Wave. He studied film and photography at l'École Louis Lumière in Paris and worked in French television before returning to Iran in 1969, where he became a pioneering figure in Iran’s alternative cinema scene…

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